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Publisher's Summary

A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls - or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence - while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows.

©1991 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Takes the reader into the fascinating world of the forensic crime lab ... a complex, multi-layered novel with enough twists and turns for two books." ( The Washington Post Book World)
"Cornwell has the milieu and the facts down cold ... a complex story that wends a devious path through dark spaces where corpses are discovered at practically every turn." ( The Los Angeles Daily News)

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loved it like all her books ... narrator was great and the same person as the first two , so has continuity.

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A great crime novel

Cornwell is a cracking crime writer and her stories are pretty addictive. Sometimes the dialogue is a bit cliched but the story and character development makes up for it. Her deep knowledge of forensics and pathology really set her apart. Lorelei King does a fantastic job with the narration too.

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bit same same

It seemed like another version of the first book. Found it a bit boring.

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  • yvettas86
  • 17-05-2018

Entertaining!

Really enjoyed this book! Narrator is truly gifted in telling the story, cannot wait for the next one!

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  • Kit
  • 03-12-2015

Great book

What did you like most about Body of Evidence?

Great reader, fantastic story love the characters Scarpetta is definitely my new addiction!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Body of Evidence?

The ending is really great and not predicable

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Scapetta arrives in key West and learns all about Beral

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The contact from the killer to Kayak chilled me to the bone!

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Really great book overall I will be going with the rest of the series, really makes you want to get to know the characters and health more about their stories

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  • Mr&Mrs_Linny
  • 13-09-2020

I'll try Kindle next time

Story is ok but it was totally over shadowed by the narration. The main character is fine but when she does the male detectives voice, it's absolutely grating and I almost gave up every time I heard him. Think I'll try these books on Kindle instead as I think the story is probably ok.

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  • Laura
  • 12-06-2015

Great Series.

I found the narrators voice a little odd at first but I gradually loved it.

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  • Ann L Godwin
  • 03-11-2020

brilliant book

loved this book, the story was good, the narrator was good I really can't find anything about this book that is negative

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  • Maya
  • 15-10-2020

Great story completely let down by narrator

This is a great story.

Sadly, the narrator is poorly cast and, quite frankly, absolutely appalling. Her Scarpetta voice is bad. Her Marino is excrutiating. Who casts these people? I could have made a better job of it.

Sadly, the narration is that poor that I've given up for now. I will try and revisit it but I just couldn't continue.

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  • Frecks
  • 05-01-2020

couldnt get into it

Struggled to continue so decided to call it a day. The narration was ok but not enough to keep me interested!

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  • Scarpetta
  • 30-06-2019

brilliant

always has you on the edge of your seat can't wait to download next one

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  • Kelly
  • 11-02-2019

Good listen

A great plot and love the character, the background to the deep and interesting, the plot it good with soon twist and turns and gripping to hthe end

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-01-2019

A let down

Fell asleep so many times whilst listening to this or else drifted off. Not what I’d expected and not at all “riveting”.

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  • Andy King
  • 18-01-2019

Clever crime thriller

Having read the Scarpetta series over 20 years ago, it's great to revisit them. Patricia Cornwell blends real life crimes with a ckever plot cobtaining imense detail and interesting characters that you can't help to engage with. I've always wondered why the books were never turned it films.

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